On This Day

What Happened on October 4, 1923

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Young Stribling ostensibly beats Mike McTigue on points in Columbus, Georgia for world light-heavyweight boxing title; referee Harry Ertle later calls fight a draw, claims coerced by promoters to award fight to Stribling; McTigue retains title

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestCharlton Heston

Charlton Heston, American actor (10 Commandments, Ben-Hur, Planet of Apes), (d. 2008), born in Illinois (d. 2008)